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The Spring Luncheon: A Celebration of Women

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Are We There Yet? What's Changed and What Hasn't in the Fight for Women's Rights.

Join us for a celebration of women!


The official launch of our new name: "The Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation"

The installation of new Board members

Keynote remarks from award-winning journalist Lynn Povich

Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Julia Bindeman Suburban Center
Cost: $54 per person

Online registration is now closed for this event.

Times Up and the Me Too Movement have ushered in a new fight for women's rights. We are delighted to have one of the original women's rights pioneers – Lynn Povich, Newsweek magazine's first female editor – join us to speak at our Spring Luncheon.

About Our Keynote Speaker

Lynn Povich is an award-winning journalist, author, and lecturer. Her book, The Good Girls Revolt, was published in 2012 and inspired a 10-part original series that debuted on Amazon Prime in 2016.

Ms. Povich began her career at Newsweek as a secretary and, in 1970, was one of 46 women who filed a complaint with the EEOC charging the magazine with gender discrimination – the first women in the media to do so. Five years later, she was appointed Newsweek’s first female senior editor. Her book, The Good Girls Revolt, chronicles that landmark lawsuit and describes what happened to the women who sued their bosses and changed the workplace. 

In 1991, Ms. Povich became Editor-in-Chief of Working Woman magazine, the only national business magazine for women. She joined MSNBC.com at its launch in 1996 as Managing Editor/East Coast, overseeing the web content of NBC News as well as MSNBC Cable.

Ms. Povich has received numerous honors, including the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Press Club Foundation, the 2006 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award from Women in Periodical Publishing, and the 1976 Matrix Award from Women in Communications for Exceptional Achievement in Magazines. 

She chairs the Advisory Council of the International Women’s Media Foundation and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.

In 2005, she edited a book on her father, famed Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich, called All Those Mornings…At the Post.

A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Povich is married to Stephen B. Shepard, the former Editor-in-Chief of Business Week and Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism of the City University of New York. They have two children.

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